Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu

Parasyte: The Maxim

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Parasite, Parasitic Beasts, Parasyte
Japanese: 寄生獣 セイの格率
English: Parasyte: The Maxim
German: Parasyte -the maxim-
Spanish: Parasyte -the maxim-
French: Parasite -la maxime-
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2014 to Mar 26, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:29 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.331 (scored by 11599191,159,919 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #42
Members: 1,874,440
Favorites: 34,840

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All of a sudden, they arrived: parasitic aliens that descended upon Earth and quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into the brains of vulnerable targets. These insatiable beings acquire full control of their host and are able to morph into a variety of forms in order to feed on unsuspecting prey.

Sixteen-year-old high school student Shinichi Izumi falls victim to one of these parasites, but it fails to take over his brain, ending up in his right hand instead. Unable to relocate, the parasite, now named Migi, has no choice but to rely on Shinichi in order to stay alive. Thus, the pair is forced into an uneasy coexistence and must defend themselves from hostile parasites that hope to eradicate this new threat to their species.

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The anime was simulcast by Crunchyroll outside of Asia.

Aside from the manga and anime, the series also has two live-action film adaptations.

The Chinese Ministry of Culture blacklisted Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu as well as 37 other works on June 9, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Murase, Ayumu


Inoue, Kazuhiko


Yoshino, Hiroyuki

Hirokawa, Takeshi

Mizushima, Yuu

Uda, Mamoru

Suzuki, Takuma


Shimizu, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Chiaki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Let Me Hear" by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (eps 1-23)

Ending Theme

"IT'S THE RIGHT TIME" by Daichi Miura (三浦 大知)


Apr 23, 2015
I'm the type of anime watcher that likes to wait for the anime to be completed before watching it; so I can either marathon it in one day or finish it in a few days - am I the only one who does this? Parasyte or Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu was one of those anime I've completed in a day. With the cliffhangers that leave you at the edge of your seat at the end of the episodes, to the humans that can morph into blades and mold their faces/ bodies for creating massacres; it's the perfect formula for binge watching. I would have been ...
Mar 30, 2015
Mixed Feelings
I remember hearing a lot of hype for Parasyte when it was first announced for an anime adaptation. Apparently, it was a really popular manga in the 90s about some kid who got his hand infected by an alien parasite – hence the name I suppose, although I’m not sure why the “i” was changed into a “y” – and must now learn to live with it whilst warding off other similar infected people who had the misfortune of being killed by these beings before having their entire existence taken over. Seemed like good body horror stuff as is, but then came the influx of ...
Jul 26, 2015
Me: Whats a parasite? Where do they come from?
Story Writer: Dunno lol

Essentially I liked this Anime and hated it at the same time...
It went from a cool action orientated anime about aliens that have swords for hands, to a drama filled romance anime with the main character asking himself "wat is lyfe!"

The sound is completely horrid with sound effects done by a twelve year old and a soundtrack made by Skrillex (None of the soundtrack fits). The art is alright but is nothing to write home about. The characters make me want to cry as the show constantly tries to make the characters "seem" interesting, ...

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